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Cartoonist Compares Trump's Presidency To McCarthyism In Vibrant Comics

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.23.2017 | Arts

Near the height of the cultural stranglehold Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wi.) held over the United States as he accused prominent media figures and govern...

Aisle View: The 2016 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.18.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Once again, the New York theatre world has had a banner year, with exciting plays, musicals and revivals on Broadway and off.

Total Eclipse in Turkey: Torture, Political Prisoners and Despair

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Yavuz Baydar

When it's about Turkey, some things don't change. Ever. They don't change in their own ways. They keep coming back, in their own monstrous ways.

Remembering Edward Albee in Montauk

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.19.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This weekend, just after Edward Albee's death at 88, the Montauk Library displayed books of his prodigious work in theater: Who's Afraid of Virginia W...

Arthur Miller's 'A View From The Bridge' Is A Cold War Political Allegory As Well As A Family Tragedy

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Last year, the 100th anniversary of playwright Arthur Miller's birth, saw a remarkable revival of five of his plays. "A View From the Bridge" and "The Crucible" opened on Broadway.

Watch Never-Before-Seen Footage From Marilyn Monroe's Third Wedding

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.18.2016 | Weddings

In the video above, Marilyn Monroe looks elegant as ever at the wedding reception for her third marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. See Monroe chat ...

Interview: Ivo van Hove Goes to Broadway

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Ivo van Hove Photo: Jan Versweyveld Belgian director Ivo van Hove [pronounced EE-vo van HOE-va] made his Broadway debut with A View from the Bridge ...

Saoirse Ronan Triumphs as a Girl Scorned in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Arthur Miller was well served on Broadway this season with revivals of A View from the Bridge and The Crucible, both brilliantly directed by Ivo van H...

Double Toil and Trouble: Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' on Broadway

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Saoirse Ronan, making her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams, is piercing and entirely unsympathetic, and this fits the role. Instead of feeling sorry for a homeless orphan, you shrink from the stratty-haired, staring Mean Girl.

Interview: Ben Whishaw, Staring into Miller's Crucible

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

British actor Ben Whishaw is making his Broadway debut as John Proctor in director Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Arthur Miller's Lost Opportunity

Rachel Adams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

Russell Tovey Apologizes After Sight Of His Bare Chest Is Blamed For Making Male Fan Faint

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Russell Tovey isn't shy about showing off his hunky bod. Just look at his stint on HBO's "Looking" to his current role in Broadway's "A View From the ...

Arthur Miller, Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts
Ronald Tiersky

The London Young Vic's revival production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge is a mesmerizing theater experience that echoes Greek tragedy as Athenian theatergoers must have felt it.

David Amram at 85: Splendor in the Grass at The Theater for the New City

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.29.2016 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Billed as "Back to Where it All Began," David Amram's program for last week's engagement at The Theater for the New City, was a continuation of his 85th birthday celebration.

Aisle View: The 2015 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.17.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

What more need be said? It is, yes, as good as you've heard. What a shame that the ticket situation will keep it out of the reach of the general theatergoing public for another year or three.

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Stage Door: Once Upon A Mattress, A View From The Bridge

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Once Upon a Mattress off-Broadway at the Abrons Arts Center, is no exception. The one twist: the popular Jackie Hoffman is Princess Winifred, while J...

Ivo Van Hove's A View From the Bridge

Francis Levy | Posted 12.08.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

In his preface to Miss Julie Strindberg talked about "new wine" bursting "the old bottles." Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge might be an example...

Arthur Miller's Gripping Polemic On Nazi Terror

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If anyone still doubts after the attacks in Paris that terror and barbarity must be must be fought with all one's strength, they should get tickets to...

Aisle View: Arthur Miller in Occupied France

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

James Carpinello (center) in Incident at Vichy. Photo: Joan Marcus Arthur Miller--who would have turned 100 on October 17--has had a great week in ...

A View From the Bridge: A British Import Vies for Best Drama Revival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The stage at the Lyceum Theater for this exceptional theater event, the current revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge looks like a set for...

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove Does Wonders With Arthur Miller's View From the Bridge-

David Finkle | Posted 11.12.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The tic I find annoying in the work of very busy director Ivo van Hove is happily suppressed for his revival of A View From the Bridge, birthday-boy Arthur Miller's unrelenting, as usual, play.

Interview: Mark Strong on the Bridge, Part 2

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

British actor Mark Strong is making his Broadway debut as Eddie Carbone in director Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.

Interview: Mark Strong on the Bridge, Part 1

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Mark Strong in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. Photo: Jan Versweyveld British actor Mark Strong is making his Broadway debut as Eddie Carbone...

Stage Door: Death of a Salesman, Hell's Belles

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.24.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Death of a Salesman is undeniable. The story of Willie Loman and his lost sons is a stirring commentary on the dark, underbelly of the American Dream....